On This Day in History for November 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 139 of 139

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1981 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award
  • 1982 Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • 1983 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, Calif
  • 1983 Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections
  • 1984 Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
  • 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1985 M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
  • 1985 Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • 1985 Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
  • 1986 Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young
  • 1986 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • 1988 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • 1989 US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • 1990 Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages
  • 1990 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
  • 1990 Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake
  • 1991 Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg
  • 1991 Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
  • 1991 Maximus 2.0 BBS released
  • 1991 Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1994 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • 1994 Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan


1995 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1996 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1996 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)
  • 1999 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 2001 Crude oil for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) falls to a two-year low after OPEC members warn that a downward price spiral could occur if major non-OPEC oil exporters do not reduce oil production
  • 2002 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
  • 2004 An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.
  • 2005 The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
  • 2005 The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.
  • 2012 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012 Barack Obama re-elected as US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2012 US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State
  • 2012 Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington
  • 2013 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

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